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100% exam success for DMU Pharmacy graduates

Ninety-four graduates from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) are celebrating after passing the exam that enables them to practise as pharmacists.

DMU is one of only four universities in the UK to achieve a 100 per cent pass rate in the June 2016 General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) Registration Assessment.

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DMU Pharmacy graduate Ben Jones

The pharmacy team say the results, out this month, were helped by the introduction of advice sessions and additional support offered to graduates by the School.

Ben Jones is among the candidates who sat the exam, and credits DMU with contributing to his success.

He said: "Leicester School of Pharmacy really cares about its graduates.

"This is exemplified by DMU hosting a graduate support day to equip all of its ex-students for the new exam format - undoubtedly improving my preparation and confidence for the registration exam."

Ben studied for a four-year Pharmacy degree at DMU, citing the course with preparing him for his role as resident pharmacist at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Ben said: "I use the skills and knowledge I learnt at DMU on a daily basis."

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Following their degree, graduates have to complete one year of postgraduate training and pass the GPhC Registration Assessment to register as a pharmacist in the UK.

Professor Antony D'Emanuele, Head of Leicester School of Pharmacy, says the team has offered dedicated support days to help candidates prepare for the exam - and is delighted the hard work of both graduates and staff has paid off.

He said: "This is a fantastic achievement by our graduates, and I wish them every success in their future careers.

"The result is a reflection of the excellent work of dedicated academics who teach on the MPharm programme at DMU.

"The programme has been designed to fulfil - and exceed - the requirements of the regulator (GPhC) and prepare our students to embark on their careers as healthcare professionals."

Posted on Friday 16th September 2016

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